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Dec 8, 2011 09:52 AM

Natural Flavor Bacon Salt is now available pareve

In the past the Natural flavor Bacon Salt has been dairy, and I had to buy the Hickory flavor, which is pareve. It's good but I find that hickory overwhelms every other flavor whenever it's added to anything.

In Shop-Rite yesterday I found the Natural flavor version is now marked pareve. There were still some of the older bottles there, which had earlier expiration dates (sometime in 2012) and the labels were of the matte paper bag type material. The new ones have glossy dark brown labels, and the expiration date is 2013.

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  1. Yippee! I love that stuff. It will be nice not having to check the tiny print on the bottles every time I reach for one. I never can remember which flavor is pareve and which is dairy.

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    1. re: rockycat

      We have pieces of tape with a big D on the lids of of the dairy ones.

      1. re: rockycat

        I have to keep the dairy ones with my milchigs dishes in the cabinet away from all the other spices!

      2. I just bought this (the hickory flavor, because the plain was dairy). But now I'm wondering what I'm going to do with it. Suggestions, anyone?

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        1. re: queenscook

          It's great on eggs an popcorn. It adds a nice smokiness to soups.

          1. re: ferret

            Yes, I did think about popcorn. For smokiness in soups, though, I use liquid smoke. (For that, I was inspired by a great white bean soup I had at Pomegranate Bistro in Potomac.)

            I fear I may have wasted my money. In thinking about it after I bought it, I realize that Baco-s are probably far more usable than this stuff.

            1. re: queenscook

              Liquid Smoke has one note and they can be complementary. Bacon salt is nice because you can just sprinkle on a hint of smokiness without risking an overwhelming smoke flavor. It's a substitute for season salt or just to add a little extra something. Use it on mac & cheese, steamed or roasted vegetables. It has 1/3 the sodium of seasoned salt so you can add some flavor punch and saltiness without upping the sodium appreciably.

              Put it out on the table and see if your family likes it and let them find uses for it.

          2. re: queenscook

            It is great to add to items like potato salad and even do a mock German Potato Salad. Have also used it to make a fake spaghetti carbonara using only egg cheese olive oil and bacon salt.

          3. How is the taste different than Bacos?